Pineapple, date and liquorice parcels

AT A GLANCE

  • Serves 4 people

This is a lovely way to showcase seasonal fruit, and winter is a great time of year for pineapple. The palm sugar tempers its tartness.

  • 1 small pineapple, peeled, cored and diced (about 800gm prepared quantity)
  • 16 medjool dates, pitted and quartered
  • 180 gm dark palm sugar, coarsely grated or chopped
  • 4 star anise
  • Vanilla ice-cream, to serve
01   Preheat oven to 180C. Place four 30cm squares of baking paper on a work surface. Top each with another square, then divide pineapple among sheets. Top with dates, sugar and star anise. Gather paper together and tie with kitchen string.
02   Place on a tray and bake until sugar smells caramelised (35 minutes). To serve, open parcels at the table, top with scoops of ice-cream and drizzle with cooking juices.

Topics:

DESSERT, WINTER, DATES, STAR ANISE, PINEAPPLE

Recipe:

LISA FEATHERBY

Photography:

CHRIS COURT

Styling:

LISA FEATHERBY AND LYNSEY FRYERS

Drinking Suggestion:

INTENSELY SWEET ICE WINE , suggested by MAX ALLEN

FEATURED IN

Aug 2017

Aug 2017

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